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Wednesday, September 7th, 2016

Adrienne Petrillo
Program Manager, Presenting & Touring
NEFA is working in partnership with CINARS, supported by the Québec Government Office in Boston and the Ministry of Culture, to develop ongoing relationships for international cultural exchange between artists and performing arts presenters in New England and Québec.
The exchange will:
• Aim to build an ongoing touring network between the two regions
• Increase participants’ knowledge of artists and presenters in each region
• Expand touring opportunities for artists from New England and Québec
NEFA will invite a diverse group of six to eight presenters and artists from New England to participate in two key events in November 2016. CINARS will host a counterpart delegation of six to eight arts presenters from Québec.
NEFA’s Idea Swap: November 2, 2016, in Worcester, MA
The Idea Swap is an annual one-day event for New England-based organizations that present artists to network and share project ideas that may qualify for funding from NEFA’s Expeditions grant program. Each year, NEFA’s Idea Swap attracts over 150 cultural organizations and performing artists. The Idea Swap stimulates opportunities for collaboration and partnerships in arts touring and presenting while raising awareness and support for arts projects and activities available to New England communities. The Idea Swap includes informal networking, five-minute presentations of projects available for New England-wide touring, a networking lunch, and facilitated small groups to discuss project ideas. A private follow up meeting for participants may be scheduled for November 3.
CINARS Biennale: November 14-19, 2016, in Montréal, Québec
Every two years in Montréal, CINARS organizes one of the most important international performing arts conferences in the world, with nearly 1,300 professionals hailing from 40 countries including 270 show presenters, some of whom are the most influential in the business. During one week, over a hundred shows from Québec, Canada, and abroad grace the stages while workshops, networking events, as well as an exhibition hall, are teeming with participants. After 14 editions, the CINARS Biennale has become a key worldwide event in performing arts touring.
Participants will have the opportunity to meet colleagues in Québec, see the work of artists with whom they may be unfamiliar, develop collaborative touring opportunities, and participate in a peer network.
NEFA will provide New England presenters with $800 in travel support for attendance at CINARS. Complimentary registration will be provided to attend CINARS and the Idea Swap. Presenters are expected to cover the balance of their expenses, attend both events, and participate in follow up discussions or meetings.
Presenters will be selected based on the following criteria:
• Interest in developing peer relationships with peers in Québec
• Interest in learning more about a diverse range of artists from Québec
• Relationships with peer presenters in New England and the capacity to share learning with regional colleagues
• Track record of creative collaborations with performing artists, including and especially with New England-based artists
NEFA intends to invite a diverse group of presenters and artists that represent a range of geographies, community sizes, and experiences with international exchange. All presenters interested in this opportunity are encouraged to apply regardless of budget size or experience with international exchange.
Artists will be invited to participate after the presenter participants have been confirmed. Artists interested in participating are welcome to contact Adrienne Petrillo to learn more about this initiative.
Applications are due by September 23, 2016; notifications will be made within two weeks after the deadline.


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The Providence Athenaeum seeks Director of Programs

Tuesday, September 6th, 2016

Director of Programs

The Providence Athenaeum, a private, nonprofit membership library dedicated to the promotion of the humanities, seeks a culturally-engaged, well-read, and enthusiastic Director of Programs to lead its expanding and nationally recognized public humanities-based programming.

Deadline for applications: September 30, 2016

Please send a cover letter and resume to:

Letters may be addressed to:

Matt Burriesci
Executive Director
Providence Athenaeum
251 Benefit Street
Providence, RI 02903

Principal Job Duties

The Director of Programs oversees the coordination and administration of ongoing programming at the Athenaeum, including planning, organizing, staffing, leading, and managing program activities. Principal duties include:

1. Program development. The Director of Programs plays a lead role on the Program Development team, and is essential in developing unique content for the Athenaeum’s salon series, book groups, member events, and other public programs.

2. Partner cultivation. The Director of Programs engages with the cultural and academic community of Providence and the surrounding area, and builds partnerships with academic institutions and departments, arts organizations, libraries, publishers, and other organizations to further the Athenaeum’s public mission.

3. Program logistics. The Director of Programs is responsible for the organization and execution of all public events, including securing speakers, arranging travel, lodging, and catering, volunteer management, and upward feedback mechanisms.

4. Budgeting. The Director of Programs develops and monitors an annual budget in coordination with the Executive Director and Business Manager.

5. Promotion and sponsorship. The Director of Programs seeks to serve and broaden Athenaeum constituencies, and to help secure support for public programming (in coordination with the Director of Membership & Development). The Director also manages the Athenaeum’s extensive “happenings around town” listings.

The ideal candidate would be:

• Culturally literate. Be aware of current trends in the arts and humanities, and be willing to understand the cultural milieu of Providence and the region. Ideal candidates would possess a humanities-based college degree.

• Intellectually curious. The Athenaeum develops events in the traditional humanities disciplines (literature, history, philosophy, and political science) as well as arts-based programs and programs dealing with politics, economics, and science and technology.

• Be enthusiastic about the role of humanities in the public arena! The Athenaeum believes in the transformative power of the arts and humanities. It is our mission to welcome and enrich the educational and cultural pursuits of our members and the community. We encourage a diverse public to engage in spirited conversation.

• Engaging and collegial. The Athenaeum is a membership library, and the Director should be able to establish and cultivate strong relations with members and donors, as well as partners, staff, board, and other Athenaeum constituencies.

• Be highly organized. Have familiarity with Excel or other spreadsheet/database concepts, be strong in advance planning, and be detail-oriented.

• Have experience with event management, especially in a nonprofit environment. The director should have 3-5 years of experience in event management.

Schedule and working environment
The Director of Programs is a full-time position (40 hrs/wk), but a flexible schedule is available, as this job requires some evening and weekend work (the programming season is typically September through May). The Providence Athenaeum is one of the most beautiful libraries in the world, located in the heart of downtown Providence, Rhode Island, just blocks from Brown University and RISD.

Salary and benefits
$50,000-$55,000, commensurate with experience. The Athenaeum offers an attractive benefits package, including health insurance, a 401K contribution, and four weeks of paid vacation.

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Artists’ Exchange Announces Call for Stage Manager

Monday, August 29th, 2016

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Common Fence Music Search for Musical Director

Thursday, July 21st, 2016

Common Fence Music (CFM) is a 501 (C) 3 non-profit organization that presents primarily acoustic music rooted in American and world traditions. The organization was founded in 1993 from a vision that providing folk and roots music of many cultural traditions would enhance the cultural life of the community. There are approximately 15 concerts each year that represent acoustic musical traditions including American, Celtic, Cajun, African, Latino, and Klezmer. Families and individuals come to our rented space, Common Fence Point Community Hall, in Portsmouth, Aquidneck Island, RI, early with their dinner picnic baskets and stay for the concert.
The concert series is administered by a part time Musical Director and volunteers. CFM has a Board of Directors that oversees the organization.
The mission of CFM is to:
♪ Present artists and musical genres underplayed in the region.
♪ Create a community among people who attend through the intimate atmosphere
and sharing of the “folk tailgate party” experience.

♪ Nurture emerging artists, including singer-songwriters.
♪ Preserve older musical forms, often practiced in small circles of devotees,
but not widely presented in this community.
♪ Educate area youth to appreciate and participate in folk and world music
and reach out to underserved youth in Newport County.
We are searching for a Musical Director beginning in January 2017. The individual will begin training in the fall of 2016 by coming to several CFM concerts and observing the work of the current Musical Director, Tom Perrotti.

Among the duties of the Musical Director are:

Work with booking agents, managers and artists to schedule the 15 shows per year (during the months of September, October, November, December, March, April and May). This includes negotiating the contracts for each show.
Manage the CFM concerts. This includes coordinating the concert box office volunteer staff, handling telephone calls, coordinating Brown Paper Tickets, depositing night of show receipts (ticket sales, raffle proceeds, kitchen sales), coordinating day of performance room layout and table/chair setup, and being a liaison to the membership chair.
Organize the logistics of the performers which includes arranging for their overnight accommodations and meals, hiring the sound system, being a liaison between band and sound engineer.
Coordinate the marketing for all of the shows.
Be responsible for public relations which includes advertising the specifics of each show, writing and distributing press releases, being a liaison with the graphic designer.
Work closely with the grant writing team in order to insure the financial health of CFM.
Work closely with the CFM Board of Directors.
Compensation: $10,000 per year with the possibility of yearly bonuses which is dependent on the finances of CFM for that year.
In order to apply for the CFM Musical Director position please send us a cover letter indicating your interest in the job of Musical Director and your resume. Send the letter and resume to CFM board member and grant writer Irene Glasser, at Irene_Glasser@brown.edu.
Please respond by August 22, 2016.
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Riverzedge recruiting bi-lingual media and marketing VISTA

Wednesday, July 20th, 2016

Job Title:              Riverzedge Arts Bi-Lingual Media and Marketing VISTA

Organization:     Riverzedge Arts

Location:             Woonsocket, RI

Salary:                  $11,797 total living stipend for twelve months of service

Start Date:          08/15/2016

Terms:                  Full Time Temporary


Job Description


Launched in 2002, Riverzedge Arts is built on the philosophy that art is a powerful force for social change.  Riverzedge’s mission – “to help individuals and communities reach their full potential through art, design, and creative social enterprise” – is realized through award-winning teen enrichment and job training programs, high-end experiential arts learning in K-12 settings, and community arts and economic development initiatives that convene residents and artists to improve places and quality of life. More information at riverzedgearts.org or facebook/riverzedgearts.


Riverzedge is seeking 2 full-time AmeriCorps VISTA members for a one-year service commitment from August 15, 2016 to August 12th, 2017 for which members receive a monthly stipend, health care and other member benefits through the Corporation for National and Community Service.  The Bi-Lingual Media and Marketing VISTAs will help Riverzedge build out parent, community and youth outreach, and further develop engagement and empowerment systems, providing critical capacity to chart our path forward.


AmeriCorps VISTA volunteers will help to promote exciting new opportunities, to better document and share our success across a wide range of media and initiatives, and to help us to expand our reach to new participants, volunteers, partners and supporters. These positions are especially critical to our organization’s and city’s goals to increase graduation rates at the high school with the lowest graduation performance in the state of Rhode Island.


Fluency in Spanish and Adobe Creative Suite are mandatory!


Member activities will support the launch of a new for-credit initiative, new parent programming, the growth and sustainability of youth driven empowerment expansions catalyzed and led by youth, and the overall visibility and success of Riverzedge in meetings goals and objectives through systems building in communications.


Other desired skills and attributes:

  • Creative self-starter who produces and documents results
  • Well-organized and professional in diverse settings
  • Works well independently and as part of a team
  • Extensive experience with project management
  • Excellent research, writing and presentation skills
  • Social media savvy
  • Experience working with urban youth and communities


Note:  AmeriCorps VISTA is a national service program under the Corporation for National and Community Service designed specifically to fight poverty. The VISTA member commits to serve full-time for one full year at a nonprofit organization and receives an $11,797 total living stipend for those twelve months of service. Upon successful completion of the term of service, the Member also receives either an education award of $5,775 or cash award $1,500. For more information on AmeriCorps VISTA, please visit http://www.nationalservice.gov/programs/americorps/americorps-vista


How to Apply


To apply for this position, please send a cover letter and resume to Education Director Karen Barbosa at karen@riverzedgearts.org. Interested parties should apply asap-decisions will be made on a rolling basis.



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Riverzedge Arts Seeks Experienced Public Artists for NEA Funded “Artist in Experience” Program

Thursday, July 14th, 2016

Riverzedge Arts is pleased to announce a new opportunity for high caliber public artists to work with teen artists in our Public Art Lab (PAL).

Three rotating Artists in Experience (AIEs) will be chosen for paid mentoring residencies that support development, design, fabrication and installation of site-specific works in Woonsocket, RI. Ideal candidates are experienced, visionary Public Artists with a demonstrated track record in urban settings, and strong interest in sharing their creative and business processes with fledgling artists.

Each AIE will be commissioned to spend approximately 3 months mentoring teen creation—facilitating field, on-line, print and live research, community engagement, design, creation, installation, promotions and events—with leveraged resources and support from Riverzedge staff, board, VISTAs and community volunteers.

In line with teen artist goals to create contemporary works that beautify and inspire, new works will invite, engage and democratize public experience of art, at the same time improving the future prospects of a post-industrial city and its people.

Candidates must be able to work on-site at Riverzedge 2 afternoons per week for approximately 5 hours per day, before and during afternoon program hours of our Studio Arts & Entrepreneurship Program, which runs Monday-Thursday year round.

Candidates must have experience siting and producing works subject to city administration and federal approval. In-studio time will consist of drafting proposals and rendering models with youth among other components of highly successful projects.

Candidates should have a strong body of work consisting of public sculpture and installation. Youth mentorship experience is preferred, but not necessary.

To apply, please send cover letter, resume and work samples to ben@riverzedgearts.org. More information on Riverzedge Arts at http://riverzedgearts.org or facebook/riverzedgearts

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Providence CityArts for Youth seeks Core Teaching Artist (Digital Media Lab Focus)

Tuesday, July 12th, 2016

Part-time Core Teaching Artist (Digital Media Lab Focus)
Job Description

CityArts is a national award winning nonprofit youth arts agency in the heart of Providence’s Southside communities.  Our mission is based on the ideal that all children should have access to arts learning as an essential part of childhood and youth development.  Opportunity to shape one’s imagination, foster creativity, and find an expressive voice is the right of all children, regardless of socio-economic need or talent. CityArts teaching artists guide and inspire over 900 urban elementary and middle school youth, ages 8-14 in free out-of-school time multidisciplinary arts classes—art&design, digital media, music, dance, theatre and creative writing—and in-school artist residency programs throughout the city.  CityArts provides the positive platform for youth to develop the skills they need to succeed in school and in life.

The CityArts Digital Media Lab is a space where our middle school youth can explore and engage creatively with a variety of technologies. In our lab young artists receive high quality mentorship around graphic design, 3D modeling, video, animation and digital photography.
CityArts announces the availability of a Core Teaching Artist position with a focus on our Digital Media Lab, to engage in our community-based afterschool program over nine months of the 2016-2017 school year.   Ideal candidates are experienced teaching artists who are interested in:


  • Providing young people with high-quality arts instruction, with a focus in our digital media lab, designed to build skills, increase self-awareness, and foster connections and a sense of community.
  • Embedding their teaching practice within CityArts afterschool program, and securing strong relations with our community of art educators, youth workers, young artists and families.
  • Deepening their own professional practice as community youth arts educators.

Job Responsibilities:

Under supervision of CityArts’ Program Director, Core Teaching Artists will plan and lead after-school arts classes in our digital media lab and other studios, help to build a positive culture for creative learning and be active members of a reflective, youth-centered arts community.   Each core teaching artist will be expected to provide instruction and mentorship 4 days per week, in two 2-day/wk classes Monday – Thursday for groups of up to 15 youth. Work hours will be 3:30-5:30pm, with .5hr of prep and 1.5hr of direct instruction.  CityArts Afterschool Program runs from October – June, in two 10wk sessions for Fall and Winter, and one 6wk Spring session.

Core Teaching Artists will be recognized as exemplars of CityArts teaching and learning practice.  As such, Core Teaching Artists also engage in an additional 4hrs per month to participate in orientation/training, periodic reflection and professional development activities including:  team reflection meetings, practicum observations, one-on-one feedback sessions, and Friday professional development workshops.  Workshop topics may include: Curriculum Design and Lesson Planning; Positive Youth Development; Working with Kids with Learning Differences; Classroom Management Techniques, Arts and Literacy, STEAM design thinking, and more.

Teaching Artists will be expected to meet regular program deadlines to develop course ideas and proposals, and submit detailed curriculum maps and lesson plans to the Program Director for review and feedback. They will also be required to help plan and attend all end-of-session Teach-back exhibitions and celebrations, and assist in documenting student work in digital portfolios throughout the year.

Desired Skills and Experiences:

  • A passion for art and a thriving digital media art practice, particularly in one or more of the following disciplines: graphic design, 3D modeling, film, animation, digital music or photo, as well as: printmaking; sculpture; fashion design/fibers, dance; music (drumming, vocals, keyboards), industrial design.  Ideal candidates will have a degree in an arts or design discipline, with portfolio of practice.
  • A love of working in the field of creative youth development, with diverse populations of elementary and middle school youth ages 8-14.
  • A minimum of 2 years of teaching experience in the arts, preferably in an out-of-school time program.
  • A desire to grow as an educator; receptiveness to feedback.
  • Excellent communication and inter-personal skills, and comfortable working as part of a team.
  • A commitment to community service and community building.

This is a 9-month, part-time contract position, paid in bi-weekly installments during active program sessions.

This position is not eligible for CityArts healthcare or vacation benefits.

To Apply:

Applications including Resume/CV, cover letter addressing Core Teaching Artist prompts listed below, and portfolio file/link can be sent to nika@providencecityarts.org by August 5, 2016.  No phone calls please.   Cover Letter prompts:

  • Why would you like to be a Teaching Artist at CityArts? What do you hope to gain from the experience?
  • What skills and experience make you uniquely qualified to take on this work?
  • What skills do you feel you’d like to further develop in order to become a more successful arts educator?
  • Describe your own artistic practice. How does your work as an artist inform your teaching?
  • Describe a class that you would like to teach at CityArts. What skills and understandings would students gain through your class?

Note:  Portfolio of work (on a CD or emailed in .pdf or .jpg format):  5 digital images of personal artwork and 3-5 examples of student work created under the teaching artist’s guidance (you may also include sample lesson plans that give a sense of teaching style).

Providence CityArts is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
To learn more about CityArts, visit our website at www.providencecityarts.org

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New Urban Arts seeks Director of Development

Friday, June 24th, 2016

Director of Development
Position Description

Start Date: August 1, 2016
Time: 40 hours per week
Salary Range: $48,000 – $52,000, dependent on experience
Benefits: Excellent healthcare and dental plan.
Reports To: Executive Director
Application Due: July 8, 2016

New Urban Arts seeks a candidate with fundraising experience to work closely with our executive director and board of directors to design and implement robust fund development strategies. The ideal candidate is passionate about equity in education, youth development, arts education, and innovative pedagogy.

About New Urban Arts
New Urban Arts is a nationally recognized community-based art studio and gallery for high school students and emerging artists. Since 1997, we have served over 3,000 Providence teens and 175 artists. Each year, our public programs reach over 2,000 visitors and participants. Our mission is to build a vital community that empowers young people as artists and leaders to develop a creative practice they can sustain throughout their lives. Our core program, Youth Mentorship in the Arts, brings Providence public high school students together with local artists, building powerful mentoring relationships through the arts. We also offer summer programs and post-secondary advising.

Fundraising Strategy:
• Work with board and executive director to develop New Urban Arts’ annual fund development plan, including annual fund appeal, special campaigns, events, earned income, grants, and sponsorships.

Fundraising Campaigns and Events:
• Work to ensure that New Urban Arts meets its fundraising goals from our large base of annual individual donors.
• Cultivation of new donors and growth of our donor base.
• Work with the board of directors and the executive director to coordinate the Annual Fund Campaign, including mailings, personal asks of major donors, and other practices.
• Manage relationships with New Urban Arts’ donors ensuring that donors are promptly and appropriately acknowledged, informed of the impact of their donations, and provided frequent opportunities to experience first-hand the impact of their gifts.
• Develop and maintain ongoing relationships with major donors.
• Coordination and promotion of fundraising events and other events connected to fundraising, such as cultivation events.
• Manage the implementation of the fundraising features of our Salesforce database and supervise the staff member responsible for data entry and gift processing.• Regularly reporting to the board and executive director on the progress of fundraising efforts.

Foundation Grants, Corporate Relationships, and Sponsorships:
• Work to ensure that New Urban Arts develops and maintains strong relationships with funders locally and nationally.
• Track due dates of proposals and reports for grants.
• Support management of ongoing relationships with institutional funders including, but not limited, progress reports and site visits.

• Work with the communications committee of the board of directors to support our communications strategies.
• Work with staff, board, youth, and other members of the New Urban Arts community to coordinate the design and distribution of marketing materials.
• Supervise the staff member responsible for New Urban Arts’ web presence, including e-news and website.
• Contribute to New Urban Arts’ social media presence.

New Urban Arts is a collaborative work environment, and all staff should expect to support each other’s work and participate in high level conversations about New Urban Arts’ mission, vision, values, and pedagogy, as well as trends in youth development and arts education.

• A commitment to New Urban Arts’ mission and values.
• An interest in working in a shared office space where staff are accessible to the high school students on whose behalf we work.
• Minimum of a bachelor’s degree.
• Minimum of five years fundraising experience, including donor development, relationship cultivation, and making personal asks, or comparable experience.
• Strong project management skills with the ability to independently manage complex, multifaceted projects and meet deadlines.
• Supervisory experience.
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
• Strong interpersonal skills.
• Ability to independently manage multiple projects and deadlines.
• Flexibility, inclusiveness, and strong collaborative skills.
• Experience with databases, email marketing platforms, Microsoft Office, and WordPress.

E-mail resume, cover letter (two pages maximum), and writing sample (two pages maximum) to info@newurbanarts.org, subject: Director of Development. No calls please. Send your resume, cover letter, and writing sample as three separate attachments; do not include them in the body of your email. PDF is the preferred file format.

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FirstWorks Administrative Coordinator

Friday, June 24th, 2016

The FirstWorks Administrative Coordinator assures the smooth operation of FirstWorks across office operations, data, and programs.  Vital to the management of the entire organization, the AC must be detail-oriented, highly organized, capable of synthesizing complex information, and be proficient in CRM/Databases, Accounting and MS Office suite applications. The AC provides assistance to the Executive Artistic Director as well as broad support for Administration, Programs, Marketing, and Institutional Advancement. S/he facilitates internal communications and is often the first line of communication with the outside world. The AC reports to the Senior Director of Administration (SDA).


FirstWorks is a non-profit that enhances the cultural, educational, and economic vitality of our community through world-class performing arts, education programs, and as the Founding Creative Partner for PVDFest. FirstWorks’ public performances, whether with iconic guest artists or world-class local ensembles, are framed with extensive community interaction and provide pathways to opportunities for 4,000+ low-income students in Rhode Island.


This is a full-time permanent position. Occasional evenings and weekends based on performances.  Fulltime employees are eligible for health & dental benefits. Specific responsibilities include:


  • Oversee daily management of FW office, including telephone and reception; office supplies and maintenance
  • Maintain institutional calendars, schedules, and monitor deadlines and deliverables
  • Serve as Board liaison for communications, records, agendas, minutes, and arrangements; handling confidential issues and information
  • Assist senior management, coordinating activities, schedules and communications
  • Provide personnel management support such as staff searches, recruiting and helping to supervise interns
  • Develop presentations, overviews and project schedules as directed
  • Working under the supervision of the SDA, document our Standard Operating Procedures, and regularly review, update, and communicate process updates and reminders to staff
  • Working under the supervision of the SDA, perform light bookkeeping functions such as data entry and draft report generation
  • Under the supervision of the SDA, help develop standard project schedules for various initiatives
  • Assist with preparing expense reports
  • Note taking at meetings, and following up on assignments
  • Maintain electronic and traditional files and archives
  • Work closely with SDA and Associate Director of Development to integrate, improve and manage CRM Database systems, data entry and reporting
  • Provide support to annual campaign, donor cultivation and special events as needed


  • Build & maintain active artist database; conduct on-going artist research
  • Maintain artist information spreadsheets documenting planning progress
  • Draft artist deal memos and contracts for review
  • Work with Managing Director to arrange artist lodging, travel and hospitality
    • Help manage on-site box office and customer service/POS and FOH needs for all events
    • Help Production with support for FirstWorks Box Office, including seating charts, ticket inventory and sales data for all self-managed performance and development events
    • Gather data on ticket sales, finance, and programs; maintain records and prepare reports



  • Coordinate distribution of marketing materials and media communications
  • Support marketing and cross promotional efforts, including group sales, package and affinity group pricing
  • Implement cross-promotional offers and communications with partners
  • Manage/update mailing lists for distribution to a variety of constituents



  • Bachelor’s degree required with minimum of 2-3 years of office management experience,
  • Excellent computer, database management, and proficiency in Excel, Word, Outlook, QuickBooks online, project management tools, and knowledge of SalesForce based CRM tool is helpful
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Welcoming presence: ability to generate enthusiasm for the organization, elicit cooperation, and get information over the phone, via email, and in person
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Knowledge of Greater Providence, business community, creative community and some experience in interacting with the nonprofit arts & culture sector
  • Commitment to connecting art with audiences and FirstWorks core values:

~Creativity and artistic excellence

~Partnership model

~Arts potential for social impact


Salary is commensurate with professional experience. Benefits include health care (full-time only) and vacation; an excellent working environment; and the ability to have an impact on creating access and engagement with the arts and bettering the lives of children in Providence and across Rhode Island.

FirstWorks is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We are committed to a diverse workplace. Women, persons of color, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.


How to apply

Interested applicants should send:

  • A cover letter, resume, and 1- to 3- multi-page work/writing samples
  • The names and contact information of 3 professional references

Send applications to:

jobs@first-works.org (include the position title in the subject line)

Or by mail at: FirstWorks, 270 Westminster St., Providence, RI 02903


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FirstWorks Seeks Grants Manager

Wednesday, June 22nd, 2016

FirstWorks seeks a detail-oriented individual with excellent writing skills to align communications and case-making in order to advance FirstWorks in its second decade of connecting art with audiences. The Grants Manager will assume lead responsibility for foundation, government, and corporate grants. Reporting to the Associate Director of Development, s/he will play a central role in implementing FirstWorks annual development plan, with key responsibility for the complete grant writing process– including prospecting, proposals, fulfillment, donor reports and cultivation.


The FirstWorks Grants Manager must develop a holistic understanding of FirstWorks strategies and assets to tell the FirstWorks story and meet development objectives.


FirstWorks is a growing non-profit arts organization dedicated to enhancing the cultural, educational and economic vitality of our community by engaging audiences with world-class performing arts and education programs.


This is a full-time position.  Start date: Immediately


Primary responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Manage a diverse portfolio of grants from foundation, corporate, and government
  • Research, identify, and cultivate prospective funding sources from local and national foundations, corporate and government agencies, and individual donors
  • Write briefs, grant proposals, appeals, and applications including development of attachments and budgets for grant requests
  • Design and manage an index for all work-samples and support materials used for submissions
  • Build and maintain a robust grants base: develop and maintain key long-term relationships with program officers and prospects
  • Rapidly synthesize data, strategy, and programmatic goals to create compelling cases for the support of FirstWorks
    • Participate in regular Development team meetings to ensure clear communication, foster brainstorming and proactive planning, and task tracking
  • Develop, track and submit proposals, grant requirements and interim and final reports for all foundation, government and corporate fundraising
  • Work with the Associate Director of Development to ensure smooth day-to-day fundraising operations, including best practices and processes for timely data entry and gift processing, ensuring smooth integration with financial system tracking system also in conjunction with the Senior Director of Administration
  • In conjunction with the Senior Director of Administration, oversee the creation and regular communication of effective program evaluation tools, dashboards and reports
  • Maintain grant status and reporting within our CRM.  Develop custom reports as necessary
  • Develop and manage copy for web, newsletters, prospecting, annual appeal, donor recognition, and cultivation
  • Support Annual Fund and donor cultivation/fundraising events




  • Bachelor’s degree required with minimum of 2-3 years of experience working with cultural nonprofits, including 2 years of development or grant writing experience.
  • Excellent writer, creative and strategic thinker with ability to clearly articulate organizational mission, programs, and present FirstWorks in a compelling and effective manner.
  • Familiarity with issues related to arts and education trends; understanding of and belief in FirstWorks’ mission.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team; outstanding organizational skills, attention to detail, and initiative.
  • Welcoming presence: ability to generate enthusiasm for the organization, elicit cooperation, and get information over the phone, via email, and in person.
  • Facile knowledge/user of software applications (i.e. word processing, spreadsheets, email, search engines, databases, prospect research tools); familiarity with Patron Manager/SalesForce a plus.
  • Commitment to connecting art with audiences and FirstWorks core values:

~Creativity and artistic excellence

~Partnership model

~Arts potential for social impact


Salary is commensurate with professional experience. Benefits include health care (full-time only) and vacation; an excellent working environment; and the ability to have an impact on creating access and engagement with the arts and bettering the lives of children in Providence and across Rhode Island.

FirstWorks is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We are committed to a diverse workplace. Women, persons of color, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.


How to apply

Interested applicants should send:

  • A cover letter, resume, and 1- to 3- multi-page writing samples
  • The names and contact information of 3 professional references

Send applications to:

Email to: jobs@first-works.org (include the position title in the subject line)

Or by mail at: FirstWorks, 270 Westminster St., Providence, RI 02903


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Providence CityArts for Youth Seeks Executive Director

Tuesday, June 21st, 2016

Location: Providence
Salary: $60-75,000
Start Date: November. 2016
Full Time

Job Description
Providence CityArts for Youth (¡CityArts!) is seeking a new fulltime Executive Director to lead a nationally awarded community‐based youth arts organization in Providence, RI.  CityArts mission is to ensure Providence youth ages 8-14 have access to quality arts programs–unhindered by socio-economic barriers, and celebrating the arts as a means to youth empowerment, community building and social change.  At CityArts, access to arts learning is valued as a fundamental right for all children. Particularly for urban youth in disadvantaged neighborhoods that are impacted by conditions associated with poverty and lack of resources, the transformative powers of the arts can help youth find positive pathways to adulthood.  Our creative youth development opportunities help youth gain essential skills and social/emotional resilience that will help them to succeed in school and in life.

CityArts serves over 900 elementary and middle school youth in free out‐of‐school time and artist residency programs.  CityArts youth population reflects the cultural and ethnic diversity of our arts center’s neighborhoods.   72% are Latino, 86% are eligible for Federal free/reduced lunch; and 43% prefer Spanish as their primary language. Free multi-disciplinary arts classes are offered in visual art and design, digital media, dance, music, theatre and writing.  Youth engage in the arts through active project-based learning, STEAM design-thinking, and creative inquiry.  CityArts work includes studio instruction, exhibitions, public art, service learning opportunities, and school/community partnerships. CityArts also has the only state AmeriCorps teaching artist program, serving three Priority middle schools.

CityArts jointly occupies a 32,000sf converted historic mill facility with the Highlander Charter School in the heart of the Southside of Providence, RI.  CityArts annual budget size is near $500,000, and draws resources from private and public foundations, government, contracts, and individual contributions.

The Executive Director serves as the chief executive of Providence CityArts for Youth and is responsible for providing organizational leadership and sound management.  Alongside the Board, the Executive Director is responsible for setting the overall vision and direction for CityArt’s future, and ensuring CityArt’s success and long-term sustainability.  The Executive Director’s responsibilities include, but are not limited to: management of operations, fund development, Board and community relations, budgeting, and programs. The Executive Director must be passionate about equity and access to arts learning for underserved youth, and building vibrant urban communities through creativity and the arts.

Providence CityArts is at a pivotal point in its history as it seeks a new leader for this fiscally-sound, mature organization with a well-regarded reputation, strong programs, experienced staff and a thoughtful board. The Board is looking to partner with a leader who can help expand the organization’s impact.

Profile of the Ideal Candidate

The next Executive Director of Providence CityArts for Youth will report to the Board of Directors, provide overall leadership and serve as the chief executive officer of this dynamic and expanding non-profit arts organization.

The ideal candidate will be a growth-focused, seasoned leader.  Priorities for the next Executive Director include supporting existing program excellence and promoting the exploration of new programs and services that meet the current and anticipated needs of the community.  The next leader of CityArts will partner closely with the Board of Directors; manage a full-time staff of 5 and 15-30 part-time teaching artists; and engage community to envision and implement an ambitious agenda of youth and community development that emphasizes empowerment through arts access.  The growth-focused executive director will guide and support the development and senior leadership teams to cultivate and execute plans to expand revenue generation and fundraising activities that support existing and future programs and facilities with an emphasis on expanding CityArts individual donors.  S/he will present solid accomplishments in non-profit leadership at the staff or board level, and an underst
anding of and commitment to CityArts mission and philosophy.

Salary Range:  $60,000-75,000

Benefits:  Individual Healthcare Plan

Top candidates will demonstrate a range of qualifications and experiences including:

Minimum Qualifications

•       Demonstrated senior-level management experience and a track record of results, preferable in a multi-faceted, community-based youth arts non-profit organization;

•       Experience in arts/culture, creative youth development and K-12 arts  education work necessary

•       A profound understanding of urban underserved communities as demonstrated through professional or personal life experience

Skills and Experience

•       Strong operational and financial management skills and a collaborative style

•       A proven record of five or more years’ diversified fundraising success, including government and private foundation grants, donor cultivation, and events

•       Master’s degree in arts education, community arts, or relevant area

•       Ability to recruit, develop and lead CityArts senior directors and staff

•       Ability to work with diverse groups and constituencies and a strong commitment to supporting communities of color and social justice work;

•       Ability to passionately and persuasively communicate with excellent written, verbal and interpersonal skills that effectively promote the organization’s mission.

•       Demonstrated success in developing and strengthening broad range of external partnerships and relationships;

•       Knowledge of community development preferred

•       Success working with a board of directors, cultivating strong board engagement, recruitment and development;

•       Spoken fluency in Spanish preferred

CityArts is an equal opportunity employer.  People from diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.

For more information about Providence CityArts, please visit the website (www.providencecityarts.org).

How to Apply
To apply for this position, please forward resume and cover letter no later than July 11, 2016, to Search@providencecityarts.org


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Thursday, June 16th, 2016


CC:S is looking for talented and passionate designers to join our next stage of growth with exciting new projects and high profile non-profit and corporate clients. We are a boutique graphic design studio focusing on branding, print, infographic design and interactive design.

The ideal candidate has to be best in class with an ability to think and collaborate across disciplines and mediums. Must possess a creative approach to problem solving, a positive and collaborative attitude, a meticulous attention to detail, and a fine-tuned eye for typography and color.

As a studio, we value the holistic approach to design and life, encouraging self advancement in career and family.

This job will start as a part-time commitment with the strong potential of moving to a full-time position.


Deliver and maintain CC:S’s creative vision on all projects.

Brainstorm design solutions that meet the objectives of individual projects.

Be flexible and adaptable within a team and studio environment.

Participate in critiques and revise designs according to feedback.

Utilize input from directors and possess the ability to continue further concept exploration and design refinement.

Show flexibility and desire for personal growth by working outside area of expertise.

Manage time efficiently and work in an organized fashion as this is a fast-paced, small studio business.

0-3 years of experience

Mastery in Adobe Suite (Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign)

Must love dogs


CARRIE CHATTERSON STUDIO • 215 Shady Lea Road • Suite 20


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Rhode Island School of Design Seeks Museum Education Assistant

Wednesday, June 15th, 2016

Location: Providence, RI
Start Date:
Full Time

Job Description

This is a unique opportunity for an enthusiastic and highly motivated professional to work both autonomously and as part of a team at the RISD Museum.

The RISD Museum is committed to connecting diverse publics with a collection of art and design from the ancient past to the present day. The successful candidate will coordinate, implement, promote, assess, and recommend modifications to programs that support this goal. The Education Assistant provides administrative assistance and project support necessary for the efficient operation of educational programs, projects and initiatives. In addition, the role supports the educators and volunteer docents by coordinating programs related to teaching, research and interpretation of the collection.


• Bachelor’s degree preferably in art history or humanities.
• At least two years of work experience in a museum, cultural institution or related organization preferred.
• Demonstrated ability in administration or project coordination required.
• Knowledge of general office software required (i.e. Google applications and Microsoft Office).
• Ability to balance priorities and organize work required.
• Ability to work independently and cooperatively required.
• Experience with database systems, such as Altru, preferred.
• Cultural competence, collaborations with diverse communities, or other areas of experience or expertise that support these goals are preferred.

Other Requirements:

The successful candidate will be required to meet our pre-employment background screening requirements.

How to Apply
Please visit:


RISD recognizes diversity and inclusivity as fundamental to its learning community and integral to an art and design education.  We welcome candidates whose experience has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence. RISD is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetics, or any other protected characteristic as established by law.

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Jamestown Arts Center Seeks Art Instructor – Storm Drain Stenciling Workshops

Tuesday, June 14th, 2016

Location: Jamestown, RI

Compensation: Commensurate with experience

Start Date: July/August 2016

Part Time



Job Description


The Jamestown Arts Center (JAC) is looking for an enthusiastic, dynamic, and innovative art instructor to teach Storm Drain Stenciling Workshops at the JAC to tweens (ages 10-12) and teens (ages 13-18). This series of art and design workshops will create artwork for stencils that will be used in the Jamestown Storm Drain Project. These workshops are specifically designed for middle school and high school students. This program is a fun way to educate and engage youth about important environmental issues and messages while making art!


The instructor will be conducting workshops at the JAC in which participants will design the text for stenciled storm drain slogans (“Drains to the Bay”, “Keep Our Waterways Clean”, “Please Don’t Feed the Storm Drain!”, etc.) There will also be additional, optional, opportunities to stencil storm drains in Jamestown along with other community members.


The ideal candidate is well versed in Adobe Illustrator with a basic understanding of Photoshop. Prior teaching experience with tweens and/or or teens is essential. The goal is to run 3 early evening workshops on weekdays, and 2-3 late afternoon workshops on weekends in July and August. Specifics dates and times can be somewhat flexible to suit the instructor’s schedule. Please send cover letter, resume, 3 references, and student work samples to Alicia Bell, Education Director: alicia@jamestownartcenter.org


Content will cover:


- An overview of the Jamestown Storm Drain Project and it’s overall messages and goals for community involvement and awareness (Provided by JAC staff)

- Discussion and student exploration of typography styles and personalities

- Students’ experimentation and exploration of type and image combinations, specific to storm drain education messages

- Students’ experimentation and exploration of the type as image, specific to storm drain education messages

- Demonstration and experimentation with stenciling techniques

- Some lessons plans will be provided; instructor can enhance the content as needed to suit his/her own style and ideas


About the JAC: The Jamestown Arts Center is a multi-disciplinary visual and performing arts space that hosts art exhibits, theatre and dance performances, film screenings, OutLoud events, concerts, and provides art and design educational programs for people of all ages. Housed in a 5,000 square foot, former boat repair shop, the JAC is also home to the East Bay Met School’s Arts Advisory, a Big Picture Learning high school program for young visual and performing artists. Programming partners include: Heifetz International Music Institute, FirstWorks, Community MusicWorks, RISCA, FabNewport, The Jamestown Schools, Providence Premieres, Social Enterprise Greenhouse, Worldways Social Marketing, Watson Farm, The Brown/Trinity Rep M.F.A. in Acting & Directing Program and many individual artists and local organizations. The Jamestown Arts Center is quickly becoming a leading arts and cultural hub, for Rhode Island and beyond, where creativity, ideas and innovation flourish.


Our mission is to engage, enrich and inspire our community through extraordinary arts experiences. The JAC is an equal opportunity employer. http://www.jamestownartcenter.org


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Thursday, June 9th, 2016


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Old Slater Mill Association Seeks Museum Interpreter

Wednesday, June 8th, 2016

Location: Pawtucket, RI
Salary: $10 per hour
Start Date: June
Part Time

Job Description
Old Slater Mill Association (OSMA) operates an museum complex within the Old Slater Mill National Historic District in Pawtucket RI, part of the region established in December 2014 as the Blackstone River Valley National Historical Park.

OSMA is recruiting for two new interpreter positions to work tour shifts from June through December 2016, with opportunity for extension into 2017.

The position is categorized as “temporary” because of its seasonal nature – Slater Mill closes for tours in January and February, however other events and activities continue to take place. Tours resume in March. However most interpreters continue seamlessly into subsequent season.


The Museum Interpreter is a member of a team of employees of the Old Slater Mill Association who interact directly with museum visitors and users. Interpreters provide a primary level of customer service and relations, serving in an ambassadorial role for the museum. Interpreters convey historic narrative while guiding visitors through the site.  Interpreters assist with retail sales; program planning, promotion, and implementation; building and site maintenance; and communications. Interpreters report to the Operations Manager.

Duties of the Position:

Conduct tours for public visitors, school visitors, and other guests as requested by management

Retain an advanced level of knowledge and information regarding Slater Mill history

Punctual arrival, museum set up, and preparation for daily visitors

Communicate with visitors in a friendly, professional, and accommodating manner at all times

Ensure a memorable and informative museum visit for all patrons

Closing duties on completion of each shift, including secure lock up of facility

Collection of admission fees and sales revenues in the Museum Store, and processing through a point-of-sale computer system; sales accounting at open and close of each shift

Light housekeeping necessary to keep the facility tidy, such as vacuuming, dusting, surface cleaning, sweeping, and trash removal.

Timely and reliable communications with interpreter team members, and management

Maintain a neat and clean uniform appearance while on the job


High school diploma or Associate’s Degree with emphasis on study of history. Bachelor’s Degree in History, American Studies, Labor Studies or related field preferred.

Bi-lingual English/Spanish a plus

Interest in the study of and teaching of history; experience giving public tours a plus

Ability to adapt to a varied public audience that includes adults and children

Outstanding verbal communication skills

Experience with basic computer operations

Ability to lift up and move objects to 25 pounds in weight

Old Slater Mill Association is an equal opportunity employer.

How to Apply
EMAIL resume and cover letter to info@slatermill.org, ATTN: Lori Urso, Executive Director.  No phone calls please.


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Rhode Island School of Design and RI Campus Compact Seeks AmeriCorps*VISTA for External Leadership, Partnerships & Service

Friday, June 3rd, 2016

Location: Providence
Salary: AmeriCorps Stipend and Education Award
Start Date: August 2016
Full Time

Job Description
The VISTA will support the external areas of leadership, partnerships, and service while collaborating with RISD’s other VISTAs and staff who are supporting these areas at the internal and integrated campus levels.

In External Leadership the VISTA will work to support 2 major areas.  For both the Community Liaison (CL) program and the Leadership and Community Engagement Fellowship (LACE), the VISTA will work to enhance already established systems for facilitating both programs within the community and as part of the larger Community Service system at RISD.  By focusing on training, student stake, and self-authorship the VISTA will promote leadership development that will also contribute to the overall sustainability of the program.  The VISTA will also work with staff to insure that both of these programs play an integral role in the external partnership development taking place at the site.

In the area of external partnerships, the VISTA in this role will continue to support the formalized partnership program.  This responsibility is divided into two major areas.  First, the VISTA will work with RISD to insure the capacity, longevity, and facilitation of the currently formalized partnerships that exist with RISD.  Second, the VISTA will work to strengthen new partnerships through RISD’s formalization process.  Both of these areas will rely on strategic integration with the CL and LACE programs so that systems can be built around student stake/facilitation and the ground work can be laid down for greater student management of more sustainable partnerships.  During this portion of the VISTA cycle the individual in the role will also begin to explore better methods for evaluation and documentation of these partnerships.

External Service includes the support of campus events (long term and one day) that provide introductory immersion for students into community service while strengthening the success and awareness of our established partnerships. For these external areas the VISTA will utilize student empowerment and careful partnership development and collaboration to create careful methods of planning that identify social and community issue in real time and create relevant and reciprocal action steps.

Desired Qualifications:

1. Passion for AmeriCorps*VISTA mission of fighting poverty and strengthening communities

2. Bachelor’s degree from four-year institution

3. U.S. citizen or lawful permanent resident

4. Interest in student leadership development

5. Interest and ability to manage service experiences in a way that identifies and unpacks educational components and learning outcomes

6. Experience advising college students

7. Experienced event planner or program designer

8. Experience working with the non-profit sector

How to Apply
To apply, send a resume and cover letter to:
Andy Jacques, Assistant Director for Leadership Programs, Center for Student Involvement (RISD) at ajacques@risd.edu

*Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis, with a priority deadline of June 10th.

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Providence ¡CityArts! for Youth Seeks Summer AmeriCorps Teaching Artist

Friday, June 3rd, 2016

Location: 891 Broad Street
Start Date: June 20th, 2016

Job Description
Providence ¡CityArts! for Youth is seeking 11 minimum time AmeriCorps members to commit 300 hours of service during the summer of 2016.  The team will teach four weeks of summer programming to Providence youth, ages 8-14, at our South Side studios on Broad Street.  Programming will focus on STEAM and Design Thinking processes to boost engagement in learning and combat summer learning loss.  Youth will work collaboratively with their peers and teaching artists to gain skills in inquiry, leadership, presentation and creative problem solving.   The AmeriCorps Turnaround Teaching Artist Project offers members an opportunity to not only strengthen their curriculum development and classroom management skills, but also deepen problem solving and leadership abilities. Intensive skill development training plus weekly feedback and reflection sessions will support the member’s professional growth. Members volunteer full-time from June 20th to August 13th, 2016, to complete 300 hours
of service, and receive a $1,200 education award at completion of service.
Member Duties Include:
o       Run two, two-week, sessions of STEAM based programming for CityArts summer camp.

o       Work independently and as a team to develop and implement project-based arts curriculum for CityArts summer camp.

o       Explore how design, science, technology, engineering and math can be combined in project-based learning workshops to deepen problem solving and leadership abilities within CityArts youth ages 8-14.

o       Attend all training sessions (June 20th through June 24th).

o       Attend reflection sessions to support the member’s professional growth.

o       Provide academic enrichment and mentor students during the four-week long summer camp.

o       Outreach and collaborate with fellow teaching artists.

o       Collect, document, and survey student work and progress using CityArts tools/instruments.

o       Submit great story and time sheet reports on a regular and timely basis.

o       Member is required to volunteer an 8 hour day.

o       High School degree required, some college preferred.
o       Must be eligible to complete at least one minimum time term of AmeriCorps Service (for this position, the term is from June 20th through August 13th)
o       Strong interest in service and community development.
o       Strong interest in providing high quality arts education to urban youth.
o       Experience working with youth from diverse backgrounds.
o       Proven ability to organize and manage simultaneous tasks and projects.
o       Attention to detail and excellent quantitative and record-keeping skills.
o       Flexibility, creativity, independence, accountability and reliability.
o       Ability to receive feedback and adjust performance to the standards of the program and staff.
o       Ability to speak Spanish a plus.

Providence ¡CityArts! for Youth is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive artistic community; ¡CityArts! considers applicants for employment without regard to, and does not discriminate on the basis of, gender, race, protected veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status.

How to Apply
Send resume, two references and portfolio images to:
Vanessa DeNino
AmeriCorps Program Director

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Art Connection Seeks Coordination Assistant

Friday, June 3rd, 2016

Organization: Art Connection-RI
Location: 172 Exchange Street, Pawtucket, RI 02860
Salary: $18/hr
Start Date: asap
Part Time

Job Description
The Art Connection-RI Coordination Assistant is a part time support position for an individual who is passionate about the mission of Art Connection-RI: to provide art to those who would not otherwise have art in their lives. The Coordinating Assistant reports to the Director and will support the growth and development of this 5-year-old nonprofit organization with the following responsibilities:

• Provide administrative support for the organization’s day-to-day operations
• Assist Art Committee in designing and executing outreach to artists to encourage art donations
• Assist Program Committee in designing and executing outreach to nonprofits, presenting the opportunity to select art as a permanent installation at no cost to the nonprofit
• Communicate with staff at nonprofits to schedule art selection sessions
• Assist Program Committee in art selection sessions
• Coordinate agreements between artists and nonprofits
• Process new art donations and prepare PowerPoint slide shows for art selection sessions at nonprofits
• Assist with event management, public relations and outreach activities for the annual celebration event
• Assist with communications and administration, regularly using email, Word, PowerPoint and Excel databases. Experience with SalesForce program is a plus, but not required
• Attend Board meetings, presently scheduled for the 3rd Tuesday of the month at 5:30 PM.

• Passionate for the mission of the Art Connection-RI.
• Strengths in organization, attention to detail, and working independently.
• Comfortable with technology to support social media, administrative and design needs, and a willingness to learn new programs.
• Ability to travel to monthly meetings.
• Flexibility to work with a burgeoning young organization.

The Art Connection-RI’s mission is to connect artists and donors to social benefit organizations through the placement of original artwork to enrich the lives of the staff and people they serve. Artists donate their art through Art Connection-RI and nonprofits select art that has meaning for them.  The works of art then become a permanent donation to the agencies.

How to Apply
Please send letter of interest and qualifications by June 30, 2016 to: Artconnection.providence@gmail.com

The Art Connection-RI
172 Exchange Street
Pawtucket, RI 02860

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Thursday, June 2nd, 2016

Dance Program Manager

AS220 seeks a part-time administrator (9-10 hrs. per week) to manage all dance programming and operations. The ideal candidate will be a pro-active and budget-conscious leader with experience in dance administration. Strong organizational and time management skills are a must. In addition to excellent administrative skills, qualified candidates will have exceptional attention to detail and a passion for dance and community-building. The Dance Program Manager directly reports to AS220’s Theatre Director.


Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

- being a steward to a highly diverse community of artists, of all ages, identities, and backgrounds
– acting as the primary point of contact and facilitating all dance studio rentals, classes, and workshops
– liaising with all faculty
– maintaining studio calendar
– maintaining class records and studio budget
– managing financial performance in relation to budget
– facilitating dance-related events including works-in-progress showings and annual dance festival
– creating and posting promotional material (flyers, class schedules, etc.)
– updating website and social media
– maintaining high standards for cleanliness and safety in the dance studio
– ordering supplies
– supervising workstudy and volunteers
– understanding and promoting AS220’s unjuried and uncensored approach to achieve an inclusive arts environment


-broad knowledge of the dance field
-computer savvy including proficiency in Word, Excel, and WordPress (InDesign a plus)
-excellent written and verbal communications skills
-attention to detail
-ability to multitask
-ability to work independently
-at ease in an environment of diverse cultures and values
-social media experience
-commitment to building community through the arts
-some flexibility in schedule
-ability to teach dance or other movement-based practice a plus

Interested applicants should submit a resume and cover letter detailing their experience and interest in the position to jobs@as220.orgDeadline for priority consideration is Sunday, June 5th.


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